VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brew with a large bubbly light tan head that leaves plenty ’o lacing - the body has lots of suspended micro particles hanging around. The aroma is fresh, fruity and has ample sweet caramel but it’s mostly the fruit that holds this up. Some biscuit, lots of floral notes, thick rich fruit with a hint of spice somewhere in the distance. Very nice and fresh and appealing nose. This has a wonderful taste with some sort of unique twist. NIce spice and soft citrus with hints of herbal and pine - more of a pine feel I’d guess, caramel, mild to medium bitterness and hey, I just got that classic vienna malt taste - it snuck in on the end of a sip over half the way into the bottle. Good body, plenty of rich malts and a mild spice that kept my taste buds alert. Me likey. On the very end of the aftertaste there is the vienna. Very yummy beer and very well put together with a good variation of flavour changes and a good mouth feel. NIce.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Harajuku Taproom, Tokyo. Clear golden - white head. Nice malty. Nice medium hoppy. Dryness. Lught body. Light bitterness. Fruity hoppy. Ok.
reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a solid white head with good retention leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and floral notes. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a nice balance of hoppy bitterness both floral and citrusy and a hint of some spice. Although called a lager, this beer has much more complex flavors to it. This is a very tasty beer for the style. Just have to get another one for a photo.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - JUN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice quenching beer. Nothing more, or less. Light yellow pour with foamy head. Light on the palate with a nice hoppy kick on the end. Good summer drinking.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Taproom in Numazu. Very strong American citrus hop aroma. Tall, rocky head; light amber color. Flavor citrus flavor, with peppery hops and a very bitter finish. Quite fruity as well. Very ale-like.
tmoreau (1915) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my favorite 1/2 pint taster, with a hazed, orange/amber hue, abundant cream & bubbles of off white, almost light tan head foam, and lasting cling to thick ribbons and spots of lacing. The aroma was smooth malt, light breadiness, some sweetness, perfumy fruit, and spice. The flavor added to these a noticeable hop bitterness that lingered. Medium bodied and carbonated, this brew was altogether crisp, and lightly dry on the finish. A few Vienna issues, but a refreshingly sessionable brew.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Very interesting. Aroma is malty, with caramel, biscuit, and some herbs. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is oily, with a medium body. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Apricot fruitiness seeps from the discreet honeyed maltiness of this Vienna, as spicy, herbal hops balance out the back end. All is subtle and quenching.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the misty amber.
-The hop aroma is even minty at times.
-Nose and flavor profile are both a little too subdued.
-Drinkability is optimal and seems to be this beer’s main aim.
-Fruitiness also includes orange character.
Bottle; thx Tim!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Baird Tasting Room in Nakameguro, pours a clear amber. Not much on the nose. Sweet biscuity malt palate, clean with just a hint of fruit.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber body with mainly lasting head. Doughy grainy aroma with similar notes in the taste as well as bitterness on the finish.